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String Gauge Question.

Discussion in 'Ask Michael Dimin' started by TonyS, Mar 12, 2004.


  1. TonyS

    TonyS

    Dec 13, 1999
    USA
    Mike,
    I recently read that your "5 String" is tuned E-A-D-G-C. May I ask what gauge strings you use.?

    My "5" is strung .045-.125 & I am leary of just changing the tuning and expecting optimum results. I would rather not sell my 5 'er ... but it's not getting much use currently.


    Many Thanks,

    Tony
     
  2. Mike Dimin

    Mike Dimin

    Dec 11, 1999
    Clinician: EA, Zon, Boomerang, TI. Author "The Art of Solo Bass"
    Tony,
    I use, exclusively Thomastik-Infeld Jazz Rounds. They only have 1 guage as they design mostly around having even string tension as opposed to some arbitrary light, med light, med and heavy. They tend to be very small guaged strings but I do love them. I use a standard 4 string set with a single high C from a 6 string set. The guages are .029, .043, .051, .068, .089 (C to E)

    Mike